I’ve been playing around with the idea of an intense graphic stroke in contrast of a watercolor blend. This is the result.
A Costa’s Hummingbird frustratingly not turning it’s head long enough for me to get a shot of the purple gorget! The Anna’s just seem so much more comfortable with me around than the others and I guess I’ve gotten spoiled… but I’ve been wanting to get shots of other hummingbird species but they aren’t cooperating lately.
Another Costa’s Hummingbird watercolor. This wasn’t my favorite, but it was my mom’s favorite, so I thought that I would post it. I was trying to see if I could create an effect on the gorget that mimicked the scaly effect of feathers.
This little hummer looks like he’s chuckling to me. I’ve been really inspired by my Chinese Brush Painting class. I’ve been trying to incorporate the minimal feeling of Chinese Brush Painting while also keeping it within the Western tradition of watercolor. Hope you like it!
This is my favorite of the latest hummingbird watercolors because it seems to capture the same watchful position that the hummingbirds take in my backyard. I also really enjoy how the color blends together at the base of the head and the top of the stick.
A Costa’s Hummingbird feasting on purple flowers. I’ve been getting one Costa’s running around the yard that I see every few days. I’ve had a hard time capturing a photo so I did some watercolors instead!
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